Emsam Drug Interactions

When drugs such as cold medications, stimulants, and caffeine are taken together with Emsam, drug interactions can potentially occur. Some of these drug interactions with Emsam can increase your risk of dangerous side effects, such as dangerously high blood pressure or seizures. Because there are so many prescription and over-the-counter medicines that can cause drug interactions with Emsam, you should be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about any Emsam interactions that may apply to you.

An Introduction to Emsam Drug Interactions

Emsam® (selegiline transdermal patch) can potentially interact with many other medicines. Because there are so many Emsam drug interactions that can be very dangerous, it is important to check with your healthcare provider before taking any other medication -- whether prescription or over-the-counter -- while you are taking Emsam.
Make sure to tell all of your healthcare providers (including dentists and surgeons) that you are taking Emsam. Some of the medicines that may lead to Emsam interactions include:




  • Other monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), including:




    • Dopamine
    • Ephedrine
    • Epinephrine (Adrenalin®, EpiPen®)
    • Isometheptene (Duradrin®, Midrin®, Migquin®, Migratine®, Migrazone®, Migrin-A®)
    • Levonordefrin (Carbocaine with Neo-Cobefrin®)
    • Midodrine (Orvaten®, ProAmatine®)
    • Norepinephrine (Levophed®)



  • Stimulants, such as:





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